Dr. Tabitha Smith appointed to serve on the Mississippi Department of Education Alternate Route Task Force

One of Alcorn State University’s own has joined forces with the Mississippi Department of Education to increase the number of certified educators.

Dr. Tabitha Smith, assistant professor in the School of Education and Psychology, has been selected as a member of the Department’s Alternate Route Task Force. 

The initiative was established to review and revise regulations, processes, and procedures for certifying individuals who possess a degree outside of teacher education, but now wish to become certified to teach.

Smith’s new assignment will allow her to team up with other university professors to find ways to help students reach their potential.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this strategy,” said Smith. “This plan will allow me to collaborate with other universities on various key issues that affect the curriculum for how students matriculate in the program for advancement.”

For more information about the Alternate Route Task Force, visit https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/Alternate.